According to a recent Human Science Research Council survey, almost 80% of South Africans plan to participate in the 2009 national and provincial elections. This is a good sign; the people are getting ready to speak, writes Khanyi Magubane.
Rising incomes mean resources to tackle problems, create jobs, fight poverty and build infrastructure. To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it is about per capita incomes, stupid. Over the next seven years per capita incomes can rise as much as during the last 14 years. This will trump the negative fallout from politics, writes economist JP Landman.